fashion tips

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I always buy neutral colors (black, white, cream, tan, and all shades of brown and grey) that would suit my basics: simple tops, trousers, cardigans, etc. Make your outfit look 10x better with something as simple as adding a leather jacket or a nice cardigan, paired with some black or nude heels & simple jewelry. Try finding a pair of black or blue jeans that are comfortable and hug your body in the right way. And for date nights I suggest you get a little black dress and a nice pencil skirt with a button-up.

it’s already starting to get uncomfortably warm where I live, so here are some hot weather survival tips to help y’all keep looking effortlessly flawless even when your face feels like it’s melting off
  • You want sweatproof foundation? Add a primer and a setting spray to your makeup routine. e.l.f. has pretty decent ones for really great prices (the primer is like $3-5 depending on the store you go to, and the setting spray is like $3-7), and they’re cruelty-free!
  • You wanna wear a skirt/dress, but your thighs are all chafe-y? Rub some deodorant on the inside of your thighs to help eliminate friction. It may sound weird but it really does help.
  • If you live somewhere that has really humid summers, you can keep your hair from getting too crazy frizzy by using a serum (I use Designline’s Silk Drops, but that one’s a little pricey – OGX has a good one that’s way cheaper and smells like coconut). Squeeze a dime-sized amount into your hand, rub your fingers together, and run it through the length of your hair. If you want to go a step further, you can spray some hairspray into your hand, rub your hands together, and then run your hands over your hair to smooth it down. 
  • BB cream is generally lighter and less cake-y than foundation, and in hot weather it’s less likely to melt off. I haven’t found a good cruelty-free one that’s pale enough for me yet, but Maybelline has a decent one that I used to use.
  • Liquid eyeliner is sweatproof, and the really good ones are even pool-proof. You should also make sure your mascara is waterproof so it won’t run when you sweat.
  • DO NOT SHAVE EVERY DAY. Shaving too often will give you dry skin and razor burn, which is super uncomfortable. You should be shaving every 2-3 days AT THE MOST. Also, use conditioner instead of shaving cream (it’s cheaper and works way better) and apply lotion as soon as you finish shaving.
  • If you’re struggling with sweaty skin and summer acne, try using a face wash, scrub, or mask with activated charcoal in it. It sounds weird, but it really works and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
  • If your face gets all shiny over the course of the day, you might want to look into getting some blotting sheets (or “oil-absorbing sheets,” as they’re sometimes labeled) to keep in your backpack or purse. You just pat them on your face, and they absorb all the extra oil and help you look more matte and less shiny. You don’t even have to buy special blotting sheets – I had a friend who made her own by just cutting some tissue paper into little squares, and they worked really well! 
  • Dry shampoo is a lifesaver, especially if your hair gets greasy and sweaty during the day. You can buy a cute lil bottle to keep in your purse, and use as needed throughout the day. 
  • Every March/April, Walmart starts selling cheap flip flops for like a dollar a pair. I highly recommend going and buying a pair or two, because it’s honestly never a bad idea to have some cheap flip flops on hand, especially if you go swimming a lot.
  • Coconut oil is your best friend. You can put it on your lips to keep them soft and plump, you can put it in your hair as a deep conditioning treatment, you can use it to soften dry, rough skin like on your elbows and the soles of your feet – just do whatever. You can also substitute it for vegetable oil when you bake cookies or brownies; it tastes better and is better for you. 10/10
  • If you’re insecure about wearing revealing clothing because you have scars/stretch marks/ect., Vitamin E oil is really great for helping them fade. I am very clumsy and scar very easily, and this stuff is a life saver. (And of course, scars and stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of – I personally think stretch marks are extremely adorable and love mine a lot – but if yours make you uncomfortable you have every right to use a treatment like this to make them less noticeable.)
  • I know you’ve probably already heard this a million times, but YOU NEED TO DRINK WATER. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S HOT AND YOU’RE SWEATING. Trust me, dehydration and heat stroke are not fun, you do not wanna go there. Drink whenever you have the chance. And yes, it does have to be water. Soda literally just makes you more dehydrated.
  • If you’re going to go to the beach or pool, go in the late afternoon/evening (like 4:00 p.m. or later). It’ll be way, way less crowded, and the sun will already be starting to chill out, so you have way less of a chance of getting burned.
  • If you DO get sunburned, aloe vera gel can save the day. When I was fourteen I got a sunburn so bad that I couldn’t sleep (because my soft, silky sheets were hurting me when they rubbed my skin) and almost had permanent scarring. My friend brought me some of this stuff and not only did it provide instant pain relief, but my burns healed completely and didn’t scar! 
  • If you are out in the sun and start to feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous, or if you develop a headache, get yourself to a cool, shady place (preferably inside an air-conditioned building) IMMEDIATELY. 
  • DON’T WEAR SANDALS TO A CONCERT, FESTIVAL, OR OTHER OUTDOORS EVENT. TRUST ME. YOUR FEET WILL GET SO DIRTY AND GROSS, IT’S NOT WORTH IT.
  • You can make a really good body scrub by combining sugar, olive oil or honey, and a few drops of lemon juice. You can use it to exfoliate your body or even your face, especially if your skin gets kind of rough during the summer. 
  • I probably sound like such a mom right now, but please don’t forget to sleep this summer. Teens and adults need AT LEAST eight hours a night to function normally, and lack of sleep can lead to heightened anxiety and lack of focus, and can even make you gain or retain weight.
  • Eating is important, too. I know I, for one, sometimes forget to feed myself if someone doesn’t remind me, but it’s important to make sure you’re getting 1200-1600 calories a day at the very least. And obviously you’ll need to eat more on days that you’re walking or exercising a lot, like if you go to a festival or on a hike.  

anonymous asked:

Do have any tips for learning to walk properly in high heals, I bloody suck at it now matter how much I try P.s. love your blog

Thank you.

There are videos on you tube and I’ve answered this questions loads.

But Here Goes.

The Beginners Guide to Walking In Heels Part 1

Start small, work your way up

Begin with kitten heels, then move on higher and higher. Purchase wedges, then block heels then stilettos… You get the jist. Also, when you try a shoe on at a boutique, walk around the store in them. If they hurt a bit or feel weird or uncomfortable, don’t get them! If they hurt now, then imagine how awks and painful it will be in 2 hrs or 5 hrs or just walking to the bar.

Find out what leathers stretch, you may want to go a size down in those. 

If you can get your feet measured by a pro, I would suggest you go for it. They will tell you your exact size and also if you are slim foot, normal or wide foot (that’s E, EE, EEE etc ).

If you are walking on carpet, make sure you jab that heel into it! Especially if it’s thick and long. Although if it’s your carpet, opt for a thicker heel instead. You would’t want to destroy your own home.

If it’s super super hot in the summer, avoid Tarmac. It can be sticky when it’s hot. Not so lovely to walk on and not great for your heels.

If you are walking on marble, proceed with caution.One wet patch or slippery area and you’ll be zooming down the motorway in an ambulance. If for example you are at an evening even and must wear stilettos but your confidence isn’t as high as your heels, walk along the edges. You’ll feel safer knowing you have something to grab onto. The same goes for your friend or man, simply link arms when you are tackling tricky spots.

If you find your shoes are very slippery when you walk, you can rub the soles with sand paper, but I wouldn’t do this for expensive shoes. I’ve even rubbed dry glue stick on my soles once when I was 14 and at the school disco. Worked a trick.

Do Not WALK on COBBLESTONES when it has rained. Again, one slip and it’s bye bye bitch. Just walk on the side of the road. 

When walking on dry cobble stone or surfaces with slits or spaces, walk with the weight on your forefoot first. If you go through your normal gait cycle and place your rearfoot (heel) on the ground first, you are very likely to find your shoe detached from your foot and stuck in the ground. this is hilarious to to witness, but not so funny when it happens to you!

Before you walk on a rug, test to see if it moves first. Recently, while at my friends house, I made a move across her fur rug and went flying into her expensive chair. Not my best moment.

If you find your pointed toe heels keep squishing your toes up in the front and pushing you forward, stuff some cotton wool into the top for some extra cushioning.

If you are travelling on the train or tube, always have on a spare pare of fold-able flat shoes. These shoes are made for walking, your Manolo’s aren’t.

In all these awkward heel situations you can always rely on Uber to take you from door to door. :)

And lastly, remeber how you feel inside will show in how you walk. So be fierce, life is your runway!

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90 fashion tips
  1. Smile — we are all occasional victims of BRF, but there’s no need for it to be chronic.
  2. Wear it in black.
  3. Large, dark sunglasses are always chic (just never wear them inside).
  4. Denim is always in style.
  5. Find a tailor and visit her often.
  6. Do not splurge on trends (ever).
  7. Nude pumps are always a good idea.
  8. Loud, oversized logos are not okay after age 18.
  9. Don’t charge clothing to a credit card.
  10. Invest in a nice blazer.
  11. Show skin strategically.
  12. Wear colorful accessories.
  13. Take a skin, hair, and nails vitamin every day.
  14. Avoid ruching.
  15. Do not underestimate the power of a fashion scarf.
  16. Buy your size.
  17. Don’t shop with a friend. You will inevitably purchase something you don’t like.
  18. Always have a lint roller.
  19. Wear the right undergarments.
  20. If you don’t like it, don’t wear it.
  21. Embrace your personal style.
  22. Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale.
  23. Pack emergency flats.
  24. Don’t dress for men. Just… don’t.
  25. Before you leave the house in white — do a light check. See-through stinks.
  26. Layer your accessories.
  27. Buy a nice pair of riding boots, you will wear them forever.
  28. Don’t criticize yourself. You’re a hot chick.
  29. Sundresses with pockets are the best kind of sundresses.
  30. Mix prints.
  31. Leopard print flats, buy some.
  32. Add an element of surprise to every outfit (even if it’s lacy undies).
  33. Polyester is a cruel mistress, avoid her if you can.
  34. Pair loose clothes with tight ones for a balanced look.
  35. Never wear loungewear to the airport.
  36. Own a killer LBD.
  37. Don’t be afraid of bold patterns.
  38. Get out of your fashion rut and try something new for a change.
  39. Dress for your body, not your age.
  40. Great coats are always in style.
  41. WWKMW — “What would Kate Middleton wear?”
  42. Check your backside before you head outside.
  43. Special events are no time for something new — wear what you know looks good.
  44. Own plenty of crisp white tees.
  45. Mix your girliest pieces with your most casual pieces for a great look.
  46. Cuff your boyfriend jeans and wear them with pumps.
  47. When in doubt, buy denim smaller — it will stretch.
  48. There is no excuse for pajamas outside.
  49. Leggings will never be pants.
  50. Buy fun tights (but they should always be mostly black).
  51. Go see a cobbler — make your favorite shoes last.
  52. Black bathing suits hide a multitude of sins.
  53. Dress in color themes, don’t worry about matching perfectly.
  54. Confidence is the best accessory.
  55. Jazz up an outfit with red lipstick.
  56. When it doubt, overdress.
  57. Don’t wear jeans to a wedding — even if it is “casual”.
  58. Speaking of jeans — they should always be dark wash.
  59. Layering is your friend.
  60. Clean out your closet every year.
  61. Double sided tape can save a girl’s dignity.
  62. If you feel uncomfortable in the morning, you will feel uncomfortable all day. Change.
  63. There’s no excuse for not owning an iron.
  64. Tide To Go pens (just saying).
  65. Get your white button down shirts starched for an extra polished look.
  66. Uggs are not for grown women.
  67. Invest in a good wallet.
  68. Know what neckline looks best on you.
  69. Shorts can be sneaky buggers, skirts are always a safer option.
  70. Get your pencil skirts tailored for an knock ‘em dead fit.
  71. Go easy on the sparkle — less is more.
  72. You can be comfortable without resorting to pajamas or hoodies.
  73. Know your measurments.
  74. Organize your closet.
  75. Pick your outfits the night before.
  76. Don’t feel compelled to listen to your mother — get your own style. Let her have hers.
  77. Don’t wear anything too flashy on a first date.
  78. Good posture will make any outfit look better.
  79. Only wear heels your can walk in comfortably.
  80. Strapless is a very unforgiving neckline, choose wisely.
  81. It’s okay to skip a trend (even if “everyone” is wearing it).
  82. Know when it’s time to throw something out.
  83. Dress for the weather, colds are never cute.
  84. Learn from your fashion mistakes, don’t wallow in them.
  85. Only buy one special occasion dress per year.
  86. Don’t buy something just for the label.
  87. Don’t let your insecurities rule your shopping decisions (again, you’re a hot chick).
  88. Smile when you try something on. Even if you don’t like it.
  89. It is so easy to buy great clothes for less. Don’t buy things you can’t afford.
  90. Be your best-dressed self every day.
Anyone can be a femboy!

So I’ve heard about several people mentioning that they feel too masculine to be a femboy, despite their desire to become one and to fit into the stereotype of one and/or the culture. I just wrote a short thing today about the issue relating to that, and how one can do things to improve their look if that is truly what they desire, as well as how to come to terms with who you are, what you look like, and how it relates to being a femboy.


So say a man is really masculine. Like stereotypically masculine in terms of what modern society tends to envision. I’m talking the square jaw, hairy legs, broad shoulders, heavy-set eyes, big bushy brows, loads of body hair, big hairy feet, big hands… hell I could go on forever XD. You get the point. Let’s say there’s this one guy that has all of those attributes, but is not comfortable with them and wishes they were different. He wants to be a femboy, or at least embrace his feminine qualities to a certain degree. What does he do? He is self-conscious about wearing girl clothes or shaving his legs, or growing out his hair… and he doesn’t think that he would look good like that, so he doesn’t bother to change, despite how hard it is for him to try and cope with what he was born with. What should he do? This is a simple answer to a simple question.


The answer is always embrace yourself first. Don’t think about things too much. Act on what you know is going to allow you to feel true to how you were born. It is entirely understandable if a guy wants to appear effeminate but doesn’t feel he is capable of doing it. I myself feel similar at times. I’m an acrobat. I’m pretty damn buff, and I can’t wear everything that I would ever want without it barely fitting over my super broad shoulders. There are things one can do to make it easier though, if one feels the need to act. There is not always a need, but it depends on the person, and how dedicated they are to appearing a certain way. Below are a few tips to those of you who may be struggling with fitting into your idea of the stereotypically feminine aesthetic or the aesthetic/style of a femboy.


1. Completely shave all of your facial hair, wash with a soft soothing soap, and then apply a good quality moisturizer (preferably oil free, especially if you have issues with acne).


2. Grow your hair out and only shampoo once a week maybe two. You can go without shampooing for a long time. It sounds gross, but it’s better to do conditioner scrubs more often. Shampoo can be insanely damaging to your hair, especially in the long run, and you can preserve your hair and keep it free from split ends for several months if you take a break from all that shampooing. Conditioning more often will only strengthen your hair. Avoid dyes and heat as well. Wear a shower cap if you’re taking a shower and not conditioning or shampooing your hair. The less exposure your hair has to that degree of heat the better. If you take cold showers then you are fine. Just remember that if you want to grow you hair out really quickly. Stay completely natural, and then worry about doing crazy and colorful things to it after you have it at your desired length. You will likely regret it if you slow it down.


3. Shave your legs. Use plenty of shaving cream/conditioner/soap, or anything that works like a lubricant. Shave upwards against the hair to get the closet shave. Shave gently to avoid razor burn.


4. Learn how to correctly apply makeup that contours your face according to how it is uniquely shaped. With enough practice, contouring with makeup can transform your look to a point where you can look like an entirely different person. Make sure to use makeup that doesn’t irritate or promote acne. Good quality makeup will often be more expensive, but it will sometimes come in larger quantities and will likely be well worth the expense. You should learn how to correctly apply eyeliner, mascara, foundation, powder… all that stuff. You don’t need everything, but it is good to know how to use it all in case you ever feel like switching up your style a little bit. Makeup is like clothing. You can do so much with it, and you’d be amazed at how well you can change your entire appearance with just a few slight adjustments when you apply it. Watch YouTube tutorials on makeup. There are a gazillion tutorials relating to makeup, and many of them are quite good. I recommend Joseph Harwood. He is an androgynous makeup artist who is basically able to transform himself into anyone he wants through contouring, shading and a wide variety of other techniques relating to the art of makeup. He is AMAZING XD.


5. Pick clothes that contour to your body, and that give the illusion of a slimmer more curvy figure. A lot of this will take personal experimentation and finding the clothes that work for you. Ask around for help from people who are good with fashion and are willing to help you. You can always ask me though too.


Ask me any questions anytime! Sometimes I get insanely busy and it gets really hard for me to find time for social media. Sometimes I can’t get back for days and occasionally even weeks. Lol I know it sucks… but that’s what you get when you are trying to go to college, maintain a farm, work two jobs and record your music all at the same time, all the while living an hour and a half out of the city… But I will do my best to post stuff and answer questions as often as I can! I hope you all are doing well. There are plenty more posts to come. =^-^=